The area athletic finals were held on Sunday last on the Greystones Athletic Track. Over 100 Children took part on a sunny day with a lovely Family atmosphere.
Next stop is the County Finals in Shillelagh next month. Training continues every Tuesday evening from 6.00 to 7 p.m. all children are invited to take part.
The Enniskerry Junior Footballers suffered a home defeat last week when visitors Laragh outplayed and outscored the home team. The hurlers next outing is against another one of the giants of Hurling in Glenealy
Powerscourt Arms Darts team won again last week and were away last night in Bray. Next Tuesday night the team are at home in the last night of the League and then play in the final of the Cup.
The Free Community CPR/ AED continues in the Powerscourt National School On Thursday, May 19, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. all welcome please phone 086 2564468.
Enniskerry continue their Tuesday night walks leaving from Windsors Spar opposite Town Clock from 7 p.m., all welcome
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, May 22, – Trinity Sunday: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (said); 11.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer Two.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, May 22, – Trinity Sunday: 10 a.m. – Morning Prayer Two.
Car boot sales: In aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds on the last Saturday of the month during the Summer starting on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church Paddock beside Powerscourt Church. For further details please contact Robert Allison at 086 3815151.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Sacrament of Reconciliation – (Confessions): St Mary’s – Enniskerry: Saturday after 10.15 a.m. Mass; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray – Saturday after 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Masses; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray – Saturday after 10 a.m. Mass.
Curtlestown Cemetery: The maintenance of Curtlestown Cemetery for this Summer will commence tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. and will continue on Wednesdays on a weekly/ fortnightly basis as required. This maintenance work mainly involves cutting the grass, raking and disposing of it. Please come along – all help welcome.
The regular helpers will be notified by text-message before that date. If you wish to receive a text message, please contact the Parish Office. If you have a strimmer/ rake/lawnmower/big strong bag, etc. – please bring one with you. Tea served at 8.30 p.m.
annual Blessing of Graves: Killegar on Thursday, June 30, at 7.30 p.m.; Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 28, at 3 p.m.; and Glencree on Sunday, September 4, after 9 a.m. Mass.
Annual Pilgrimage To Our Lady’s Island on Monday, August 15: Bus will leave village at 11 a.m., and will return at approx 9.30 p.m. We arrive in time for light refreshments and to attend Mass. Dinner will be booked for 6 p.m. in Queen’s Quarter, Newcastle on way home. Please book your place by phoning Lily Kavanagh on 2867192. Bus deposit of €10 must be paid on booking.
Helpers Wanted: God’s Housekeepers are looking for help on Monday mornings for half an hour from 10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. to clean St Mary’s Church, even if you cannot commit to every week, every second week, once a month, all help appreciated.
Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 3.30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Sacristy of St Mochonog’s. New members are most welcome. Group recite the Rosary on the first Saturday of each month at midday at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link legionofmary.ie to view website.
Parish Shop: St Mary’s Church Shop (at rear of Church on the left) opens after all Masses. All occasion cards, prayers, statues available plus items, for Baptisms, Weddings and other Special Occasions.
Facebook Page: Enniskerry, Curtlestown, Glencree and Kilmacanogue are part of the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area. A Facebook page has been created to coordinate any and all activities common to all parishes in the area. So please link in with it and like our page. To find: type Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area on your own face book page and like it please.
A Clothes Sale will take place in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel this Friday at 7 p.m.
The annual St Patrick’s National School Curtlestown Ladies Lunch will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, in the Sum- merhill House Hotel. All ladies welcome.
St Mary’s and St Gerard’s National School, Enniskerry, are holding a Barn Dance on Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel to raise funds for their school. This event was a lot of fun last year so don’t miss out. Tickets can be purchased directly from the school or at the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel. Tickets are now on sale.
Last Thursday night James Scannell, Vice-Chairperson of the Bray Cualann Historical and PRO of the Old Dublin Society, was the guest speaker for the May meeting of the Enniskerry History Society at 8.30 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, at which he presented his lecture ‘Some County Wicklow Railway Mishaps’ which recalled a number of railway accidents in County Wicklow and mishaps to railway company employees over the past 150 years.
This was the final lecture in the Enniskerry History Society’s Spring 2016 programme and John Callan wishes to extend his sincere thanks to all the speakers who addressed the Society during the Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 programmes, especially the management and staff of the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel for facilitating meetings of the Society and for their assistance with them. Work on the compiling the Autumn 2016 programme has now commenced and details will be announced in due course.
Further information on the Enniskerry History Society and its activities are available from John Callan on 01-2867853.
In the meantime members of the Enniskerry History Society are invited to tomorrow’s (Thursday) 8 p.m. meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, at which James Scannell will present his lecture ‘The Picture Postcards of John Hinde’ in the Kinsale Room of the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray. Members free – visitors €5.
Members are also invited to this Friday’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, by Brian White on ‘Trade/ Industry in Bray’. All welcome – admission free.
SCHOOLHOUSE FOR ART
The ‘ Schoolhouse For Art’ summer art fair will launch this Friday evening. We are inviting artists who which to exhibit over the weekend to get in touch with Jenn (Schoolhouseforart@ Gmail.com) to secure their space at this year’s exhibition and we would also like to invite all Urban Sketchers to our beautiful village of Enniskerry to spend National Drawing day demonstrating their skills and sketching our superb surroundings.
Anne Jeffares is running a twoday workshop ‘ Vanishing Vessels’ on May 28 and May 29. This two day workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to explore soluble fabric and machine embroidery. Water soluble film is a wonderful base for creating solid 3D and lacy fabrics. There will be an Introduction to Stained Glass – one day workshop on May 22 with Kathleen Argenti-Cummins.
The Wicklow Active Retirement has invited Roundwood Active Retirement to a Bealtaine Day in the De La Salle, Wicklow on Friday, May 27. Roundwood AR will be providing a bus from the Parish Centre leaving at 11.30 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Betty on 2818703.
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
The Blessings of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday, July 24, at 12.30 p.m. (Please note change of date and time!)
A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, May 20, in Chester Beattys Ashford at 1.30. Please contact Molly Byrne 0404 45407 or Betty Cullen 01 2818703 if you would like to be included.
The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday, May 20, dancing to the Wicklow Man from 9 p.m. till late. Refreshments served.
The Roundwood Hall is always available for all social events, meetings, children’s parties, christenings, workshops, training courses etc. These great facilities are now available. For more information contact us at 087 9627527,087 3932730 or theroundwoodparishhall@gmail. com.
There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw. The numbers drawn were 12, 18, 23 and 26. There were six match-three winners, Pranesa and Paddy, Schooner Synnott, Linda O’Connor, Mary Dunleavy, Jillian Price and K. Crean. Next week’s jackpot will be €19,400.
SENIOR CARERS NEEDED
Home Instead Senior Care – Are actively looking for carers to care for people in their own homes in the Roundwood and surrounding areas. Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training and Experience preferred but not necessary. If you are seeking employment have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community. Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122.
DIAMOND BRIDGE CLUB
Monday, May 9, was end of season prize giving night and North/South winners on the night were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien, second Gertie Fee and Monica Brady third Brid Clancy and Phil Power while Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy were first for East/West, second Catherine McGillycuddy and Bridie Nolan and third Margaret Byrne and Maura Gaskin. Taking first place overall for the Season was Monica Brady, second Phil Power, third Bridie Nolan, fourth Brid Clancy and fifth Ger Lenihan. Gaye and Triona congratulated the winners and thanked all the members once again for their continued support. Play continues in Roundwood Community Hall on Monday nights starting at 7.45 and everyone is welcome.
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Jim McNamara and Seamus Kennedy took first place for North/South on Friday, May 13, which was our end of season prize giving day, June Digby and Rachel Judd second, third Gertie Fee and Gaye McGettigan. First for East/West were Philomena Kenna and Elizabeth Belton second Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond and third Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy.
Overall winner for the End of Season was June Digby second Margaret Bolger, third Ger Lenihan, fourth Teresa Leahy and fifth Monica Brady. Gaye and Triona once again congratulated all the winners and thanked all the members for their continued support.
Play continues on Friday mornings at 9.45 and all are welcome.
The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Mary Murphy and Mary Pierce (shared) Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy; Top Gent: Richie cullen; Second Gent: Ann Wolohan; First Half : Jimmy Molloy; Second Half: Tiney Shortt; Longest Sitting: Magdalen Kennedy and Lowest Score: Ann Pierce. Raffle prizes were won by Patricia Pierce, Mary Pierce, Magdalen Kennedy, Maura McHugh and Margaret Kennedy. Next whist will be tonight Wednesday, May 25, in the Parish Centre.
Set Dancing continues every Thursday night in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. with music this month by the O’Kane family. Come along and join us for a night of good fun, great exercise and a very social night out. Newcomers always welcome and great way to meet some locals. Cost for night of dancing and entertainment is still only €5.
SENIOR ALERT SCHEME
A grant for the provision of a personal alarm is available to eligible applicants through the Senior Alert Scheme. The scheme aims to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities. It provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of monitored personal alarms to enable older persons continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind. The scheme is operated through Pobal via community organisations.
The Roundwood and District Community Council is registered to administer this scheme in the area. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or a neighbour in the event of an emergency.
If you would like more information please contact Monica at 086 8055040, Betty on 01 2818703 or email email@example.com.
Pilgrimage leaves on October 5 for a week. Cost €645 per person sharing. Discount of €100 off price if paid in full by December 11.
Price includes Flights (Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board Accomadation in House beside Church, Transfers to and from Medjugorje. For more information/booking contact Mary King at 087 2185067.
Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opened on Sunday, March 20. Our opening times will be midday to 5 p.m. Please come for your home baking, jams, vegetables, crafts, plants, and much more. New members are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.
Stephen Duffy and Lindsey Kavanagh at the Wicklow Rugby Club black tie dinner dance in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow.